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they'll be celebrating at 11:30 an saturday may 18. yes. i really wanted to thank commissioner mendoza - it was amazing to see executive women to mix with our middle school students and secondarily i want to congratulate the jewish services together with the commissioners winning and han i didn't we celebrated their award winners and just a sheriff deputy out to one of the employees of the year that's a graduate of our downtown high school. and tomorrow is the filipino
educators scholarship meeting. saturday is the asian american street fair event in front of which the library you it's the largest street fair in the country. there will be a special teacher award ceremony. and from 11:00 o'clock at the asian art museum. and 15 just a shout it out to mckinley elementary who wrote their commissioners to join their jr. olympics on may 23rd.
>> thank you for all the announcements attention tomorrow with the cheefrz scrip award for african-american gotten off to excellently and the award is funded and it's an amazing scholarship for men and women african-americans going out to excellently. i will be out on the street celebration but later on in the day i'll be helping out with the screening and to get more people tested. thank you >> okay. any other announcements from board members. seeing none i'm going to recess the meeting if i can ask the
members of thet reported closed action. the closed sections action which was read out and i am reading them tonight t board approved the expulsion of go high school students. the board by vote of 7 ayes, two principals and one supervisor. in a public employee discharge case the board adopted the recommended officer of the determination many in the matter the board will pay up to the amount. the board approved by a vote of 7 ayes up to the
stipulated amount in the amount of kc, mendoza the authority to reimburse the homeowner up to the property. in the matter. the board approved the 7 ayes to reimburse the homeowner up to the stipulated amount. in the matter of the liberty mutual insurance in sf use. now the close session actions. the board approved by a vote of 7 ayes the expulsion of one middle school student and voted for one assistant principal and one director and one executive director. the board approved an aye of one not approve one
executive director. the board an approved of 5 ayes the employment of one prips -- principal. the board approved the 7 highs -- ayes up to the stipulated amount. we are now in item u. the informational notice of classified personnel transaction. item d adjournment. >> we would like to an adjourn this meeting this evening in the memory of harvey schultz who was the fads -- father of our soup uperintendent of high school harvey schultz. he obtained a high school diploma but was not a college
graduate. he even built one of his daughters homes. he'll be remembered. he passed away suddenly and we join in wishing best wishes but in the sorrow with dr. schultz and his family. we would like to an adjourn this meeting in his memory. >> thank you. meeting adjourned. before, addiction and depression kept me from living my life. and now, every step i take in recovery benefits everyone.
>> it has been amazing. the people have been so gracious and so supportive of what we're doing. the energy here is fantastic with so many couples getting married. it's just been an absolutely fantastic experience, so wonderful. >> by the power vested in me, i declare you spouses for life. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> to actually be able to get married and be a part of this time in history and time in our history is amazing. >> this is a momentous occasion for us to be able to actually have this opportunity to have equal rights. >> we have been together for 14 years. everyone is so welcoming. it's been all set up and people have guided us from step to step. it's been easy. there was live music. people are so friendly and
excited. so excited for us. >> it's really great. >> yeah. >> and salvador is party a here to known as party a. >> on the out it looks pretty simple. you come in, you made your appointment. you pay. you go here for your license. you got there to get married. you go there if you want to purchase a certified copy. behind the scenes, there was just this monumental just mountain of work, the details into everything that we had to do and we quickly realized that we were not ready to issue the numbers of licenses that people are anticipating that we would need to issue. we definitely did not want people waiting in long lines. this is somebody's wedding. you want to be able to plan and invite your family and friends. know what time you are able to get your marriage license, know what time you're going to have your ceremony.
>> thanks for volunteering. >> we got city volunteers, we got members of the public volunteering. we had our regular volunteers volunteering. we had such an overwhelming response from city employees, from the members of the general public that we had way more volunteers than we could ever have hoped for. we had to come up with a training program. i mean, there are different functions of this whole operation. you were either, you know a check-in person. you were a greeter. you were part of the license issuing unit. you were deputy marriage commissioner, or you were on the recording side. each one of those functions required a different set of skills, a different oath of office if they needed to be sworn in as a deputy county clerk to issue marriage licenses or as a deputy county recorder if they were going to
register the marriage licenses or the deputy marriage commissioner if they were going to be performing ceremonies. >> donna, place the ring on her ring finger. >> the marriage commissioner training was only about a half hour. it was very simple. very well run, very smooth and then we were all sworn in. >> they said we would get our scheduled sunday night and so 7:00, 8:00, 10:00, you know, i got it at 11:00. this person who was orchestrating all of the shifts and the volunteers and who does what, you know, said from her office sunday night at 11:00. they are just really helping each other. it's a wonderful atmosphere in that way. >> have you filled out an application? >> not yet. you want to do that. >> take this right over there. >> all right. >> take it tout counter when you're done. >> very good. >> congratulations, you guys. >> for those volunteers, what a gift for them as well as us that they would take up their
time and contribute that time, but also that they would in return receive so much more back because they're part of the narrative of someone else's love and expression of love in life. >> this isn't anything that we had budgeted for, so it was basically we asked our i.t. director to do the best you can, you know, belling, borrow, steal if you have to and get us what you need to do this. and he knew what the mission was. he knew what our goal was. and, you know, with our i.t. grids and our software vender, they really came together and pulled it together for us. it made it possible for us to be able to serve as many couples as we have been. >> so once you're ready, you and your husband to be or wife need to be need to check in here and check in again, ok. are you also going to get married today? >> yeah. >> let's process you one by one. do your license in, exit and
re-enter again check in at that desk. >> our wedding is at 3:00. >> as long as we get you in today. >> we're getting married at 2:30. >> don't worry about the time line. we're greeting people at the doorway and either directing them to the services they need on this side which is licensing or the services on this side which is actually getting the ceremony performed. >> this is an opportunity to choose to be a part of history. many times history happens to us, but in this case, you can choose to be a part of it. this is a very historic day and so i'm very, very proud to be here. >> i have been volunteering. last monday i performed 12 different marriage smones. the least amount of time that any of the couples that i married have been together is two years. most of the couples have been together eight, nine, 10, i'd say 70% have been together at least that long if not longer.
>> there is a lot of misconception about who gay and lesbian people are. it's important that people see that we love our husbands and wives to be and love our children and have the right to have families just like everyone else. >> it's important that we have experienced our own families, our own friends, and the excitement of the volunteers when we get here has made us feel wonderful and accepted and celebrated. >> there is a lot of city agencies, city departments, divisions that offer up their employees to help us out since overwhelming response, it's unbelievable at how city government works. this is the time that san francisco city employees have really outshined san francisco's clerk's office didn't need to hear from the mayor to say what's your plan.
they offered a plan and said here is our strategy. here is what we can do. we can add all of these computers here and there. we can connect our databases, we can expand our capacity by x. we can open up early and stay late and stay open on the weekends. it's unbelievable. we can coordinate all of the training for our volunteers and them in as deputy marriage commissioners and make sure it's signed and certified. that's an example and a model for others. this is -- what happens is when people prove that things can be done, it just raises the bar for what is possible for everyone else. >> it kind of went cooled plan and this is what we planned for. in some respects, people have kind of commented to me, oh, my god, you were a part of history and how many couples did we mary? how many families did we start?
technology like video production. it's interesting, you get to create your own work and it reflects what you feel about saying things so it gives perspective on issues. >> we work really hard to develop very in depth content, but if they don't have a venue, they do not have a way to show us, then this work is only staying here inside and nobody knows the brilliance and the amazing work that the students are doing. >> the term has changed over time from a very basic who has a computer and who doesn't have a computer to now who has access to the internet, especially high speed internet, as well as the skills and the knowledge to use those tools effectively. . >> the city is charged with coming up with digital inclusion. the department of telecommunications put together a 15 member san francisco tech connect task force.
we want the digital inclusion program to make sure we address the needs of underserved vulnerable communities, not communities that are already very tech savvy. we are here to provide a, b and c to the seniors. a stands for access. b stands for basic skills and c stands for content. and unless we have all three, the monolingual chinese seniors are never going to be able to use the computer or the internet. >> a lot of the barrier is knowledge. people don't know that these computers are available to them, plus they don't know what is useful. >> there are so many businesses in the bay area that are constantly retiring their computer equipment that's perfectly good for home use. computers and internet access are helping everybody in the community and people who don't have it can come to us to help with that. one of the biggest problems we see isn't whether people can get computers through programs
like ours, but whether they can understand why they need a computer. really the biggest issue we are facing today is helping people understand the value of having a computer. >> immediately they would say can i afford a computer? i don't speak any english. how do i use it. then they will start to learn how to do email or how to go back to chinese newspaper to read all the chinese newspaper. >> a lot of the barrier still is around lack of knowledge or confusion or intimidation and not having people in their peer network who use computers in their lives. >> the important thing i learned from caminos was to improve myself personally. when i first came to caminos, i didn't know anything about computers. the second thing is i have become -- i have made some great achievements as an individual in my family and in things of the world. >> it's a real issue of self-empowerment where new immigrant families are able to
communicate with their families at home, able to receive news and information in their own home language, really become more and more connected with the world as well as connected even inside their local communities. >> if we value the diversity of our city and we value our diverse neighborhoods in the city, we need to ensure that they remain economically viable. equiping them and equiping residents in those areas with jobs that will enable them to stay in san francisco is critical to that. >> the important thing that i see here at caminos is it helps the low income community, it helps the women who wouldn't have this opportunity otherwise. >> the workers with more education in san francisco are more likely to be able to working that knowledge sector. where they are going to need that familiarity with the internet, they are going to find value with it and use it and be productive with it every day. and half of the city's population that's in the other boat is disconnected from all
that potential prosperity. >> we really need to promote content and provide applications that are really relevant to people's lives here. so a lot of the inspiration, especially among the immigrant community, we see is communications with people from their home country but we as much want to use the internet as a tool for people to connect within the local san francisco community. >> i think it's our job as public educators to give them this access and give them this opportunity to see that their efforts are being appreciated beyond their immediate reach. >> you have to blend this idea of community network with computer equipment with training and with support. we can pull all that together, then we've got it. >> it's as much about social and economic justice -- in fact it's more about social and economic justice than just tes
test, test, test, test, test, test, test >> like to welcome everyone to a special joint hearing of the recreation and park commission. like to make the audience know that we don't allow any sdurpgs at any time. when you speak before the commissioners state your name for the record. (calling names) >> and now for the recreation and park commission
(calling names) >> please note that the joint commissions will hold one here we go for the pickup public to hold testimony. following the hearing we will adopt the finding under the california act. we will have the union square park issue. we will consider the action and the recreation and park commission will consider making a recommendation of the adverse shadow on union square park. we will adjourn and the planning commission b will remain in session and separately consider others actions.
that places us under the following issues for the consideration of the adoption of the california quality action and possibly joint action by reeshg and park commission to raise the shadow limit for union square and discussion and possible action to recommend to the planning commission that the net shadow casts b will not be adverse to the park as code section 295. >> good morning. i'm with the planning staff that you before i get into my presentation i have my colleague here who will make
a few opening remarks. thank you >> good morning commissioners i'm the director the office of the community investment and a infrastructure. we're the successor agency as you know the governor discovered the agency. and we are charged with mrementd the issues. we have the hunters shift yard and the district bay. and mission bay as well as other conceptual gligs plaintiff's we're stewards of the assets of the city.
as part of the overall context the area plan was adopted redevelopment area plan in 1966. that really he expired in 2011. the community based process were to create a mixed use you culture development for the city that's moscone this exists today was facilitated and partnership with the city. affordable housing as well as mixed use how's 3 thousand units are see create for the seniors in those 80 plus acres. and importantly the investment of the culture facilities for
the san franciscans. in total in partnership are the city involvement in the area we have $200 million in those central blocks that includes the museum of african-american and the children's creativity museum, the public benefits of the skate ring and the gardens itself is a culture jewel. as part of that context it was envisioned on myths street there would be a facility for the mexican museum. in 1993 that he entered into all the time and through a long process of 20 years moving
forward to 2008 as well as 2010 we in partnership with the mexican museum entered into an exclusive negotiation agreement for the investment 6 a mixed use project on that site that includes the arson building and the mexico museum and other facilities. that 2010 exclusive negotiation agreement with ma limb provided for the exchange of the conveyance of the parking garage facilities and all that is $40 million. in canal with our contribution where millennium would have a
mixed project of 1 hundred and 90 units dedicated public parking spaces and importantly as a importantly of this fundamental donation of the package affordable housing facilities we negotiated as part of that millennium d n a a housing project. based on today before you 1 hundred and 90 units 20 percent plus 8 percent would be a total of $18 million and 5 million from the additional. so we don't have the